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12th annual Operation ELF to benefit families of deployed airmen, soldiers

November 10, 2014
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Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman joined Adjutant General Thaddeus J. Martin and members of the Connecticut National Guard last week to kick-off the 12th annual Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) program. Operation ELF assists the families of soldiers and airmen who are deployed during the holidays and provides a wide range of support to military families…

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Voters get their say on Election Day

November 7, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Editor’s note: Due to press deadlines, results for Tuesday’s election will be on-line at www. SouthingtonObserver.com. Many of the voters at the polls on Tuesday had similar concerns including taxes and the race for governor. “I am hoping that somebody can make some changes for the betterment of the community…

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Southington 2014 Election Results Revealed

November 5, 2014
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Southington residents took to the polls on Election Day to have their say on who will represent them as well as how the town should spend its money. Incumbent Democrat John Larson defeated Republican candidate Matthew Corey in the First Congressional District race. Larson, who will be serving for his ninth term, received 8008 votes…

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New surgery center opens in town

October 30, 2014
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New surgery center opens in town

The new Southington Surgery Center at the Bradley Campus on Meriden Avenue hosted a grand opening recently with the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The 10,200-square foot facility is a state-of-the-art surgery center providing comprehensive orthopedic care for a range of ambulatory services including hand, shoulder, knee, foot and ankle, and joint surgery as well as…

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Wolves return for one last time

October 24, 2014
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Wolves return for one last time

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the last seven years, Southington has welcomed gray wolf and wolf-dog ambassadors from Mission: Wolf, a non-profit wolf refuge in the mountains of Southern Colorado, to teach the public about the animals. However, this year the visit to Kennedy Middle School was bittersweet, because it is Mission: Wolf co-founders…

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A Little Knight Music

October 20, 2014
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A Little Knight Music

Southington High School hosted the 22nd annual Music of the Knight on Saturday evening.  Seventeen High School Bands from across Connecticut , Massachusetts and New York competed in this year in this US Band competition.  Fontana Field was filled with family, friends, and extraordinary music and dance.  The evening included recognition of all Southington High School Senior Band…

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Backs against the wall; Lady Knights are on the brink of elimination

October 17, 2014
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Backs against the wall; Lady Knights are on the brink of elimination

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight soccer team battled two of their three opponents into overtime, but only came away with a single point. Southington’s back is against the wall, and the girls are running out of time. A 5-0 loss to NW Catholic was sandwiched by two hard-fought overtime games. The Knights…

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Harvest the Arts and craft show wrap up the festival.

October 13, 2014
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Harvest the Arts and craft show wrap up the festival.

This past weekend wrapped up another Apple Harvest Festival.  Many came out to celebrate the arts and shop around at the craft show.  The festival was delayed a bit on Saturday due to the weather, however when the clouds past, the festival continued through Sunday. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Gov. Malloy takes preparatory measures in case state sees Ebola virus

October 7, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an order that gives the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH) the ability to effectively quarantine an individual or a group of individuals who may have been exposed to or infected with the Ebola virus. The order is not being executed because a specific case has been…

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A Deep Seeded Tradition

October 7, 2014
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Southington celebrates the 46th annual Apple Harvest Festival once again.  The festivities started last Friday with opening ceremonies.  People enjoyed music, dancing, food, amusement park, and various vendor booths.  The festival was canceled on Saturday due to the rain.  Sunday the town celebrated with the annual parade.    The festival will carry on this weekend with the addition of  the Harvest The Arts festivities. …

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